Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
comes out. we will bring you his remarks live. president obama to speak from the white house in just a few moments. let's bring in nbc's andrea mitchell. such a full life led by nelson mandela. if you could speak about the escalating international pressure to release him back in 1990, what was that like? this must have been a real global effort. >> it was indeed. it began before that. during the reagan years, initially president reagan is very much against apartheid and he was led to the position finally of opposing apartheid by george schultz. a rising star and a strong presence on foreign policy than a senator from indiana. there was a global push for this from faith leaders and from anti-segregationists here in this country. we heard just now the secretary general of the united nations that no one has done more. no one in our era and generation has done more to fight discrimination than the moral leadership and example of this man who suffered for 27 years yet came out of prison with his wife winnie at his side and she has been imprisoned for 18 months at that time. in the anc, they
Dec 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
opposition from republicans. especially when president obama took office. luckily, back in 2009, the white house was held by the democrats. and the senate held by the democrats. and the house under democratic control, as well. now, think about this. do you think boehner -- do you think mcconnell -- if they had the power they would have done anything to save the automobile industry? thank god the right people were in power. they took action in a timely manner, and there was no doubt president obama and the democrats are responsible for the success of the automobile loan. dammit it, where is the mission accomplish banner? i want to see it. president obama did release a statement monday saying, quote, when things look darkest for our most iconic industry, we bet on what was true. the ingenuity and resilience of the proud, hard-working men and women who make this country strong. no. mcconnell and boehner, they're not capable of saying that. they don't believe it. the president is spot-on. not only did the government save general motors and chrysler, they saved countless other jobs.
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
don't support barack obama and the white house but uses the "n" word. >> the neighbor put a sign in his yard that uses the "n" word and claims it was directed at them. >> in an e-mail sent to an unknown number of officials, marlin davenport sent this photo, along with the phrase, now you know why no birth certificate. >> the rnc clarified its tweet saying previous tweet should have said today we remember rosa parks' bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism. joining me now in our rapid response panel, political analyst dr. mike he eric dyson, the grio contributor, zerlina maxwell. great to have you with us tonight. dr. dyson, you first. you are a respected person in the black community all across this country, revered by many. and people look to you for leadership on a number of different issues. i would like to know, do you know what the republican minority outreach program is? >> brother ed, i can't fathom that. they gave themselves an autopsy to suggest they ought to have an outreach, and yet undercut themselves at every turn. and this kind of inadvertent mistake here only un
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
republican attacks against the botched obama care rollout on october 1st, the white house and its allies, well, they're gearing up. they're going to go on offense. what kind of offense? that's my question. the white house announced plans to highlight a new benefit of the affordable care act every day from now until the december 23rd enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage. okay. once a day we're going to get something new. there's a number of things really good. that's great. earlier today, president obama kicked off his latest push, and asked americans to help him spread the word. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends. tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> okay. now, this, of course, is going to turn into an all-out messaging war, just how good are the democrats going to be at this. which is exactly why talk like this has to be countered. >> remember, before the affordable care act, these bad app